The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year.
It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil society and citizens’ participation such as the Civil Society Prize, the Civil Society Days, the Your Europe, Your Say youth plenary and the ECI Day.
The EESC brings together representatives from all areas of organised civil society, who give their independent advice on EU policies and legislation. The EESC's326 Members are organised into three groups: Employers, Workers and Various Interests.
The EESC has six sections, specialising in concrete topics of relevance to the citizens of the European Union, ranging from social to economic affairs, energy, environment, external relations or the internal market.
The ECO section contributes, in a partnership with Confrontations Europe, to the event "European Long-Term Symposium". In its fifth edition, it will be focused on the role of long-term investment in the recovery of the EU economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the implementation of the EU Green Deal. A diversity of stakeholders will intervene, including representatives of civil society organisations, private investors from financial and non-financial sector, and EU institutions representatives.
The President of the EESC, Ms Christa Schweng, and the President of the ECO Section, Mr Stefano Palmieri, will participate as speakers.
The event will take place on Monday, 5 December 2022, from 9:00 to 16:00 hours.